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BF4 won’t get BF3 maps because “it takes as much time” to make one from scratch

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Don't expect any BF3 map remakes in BF4 at all.

BF4 won't get BF3 maps because

There won’t be any more BF3 maps in BF4 because it takes a lot of work. In fact, according to developer DICE LA, it takes as much time to create a brand new map from scratch in Battlefield 4 than it does to port a BF3 map to BF4.

Responding to suggestions of adding old BF3 maps to BF4, DICE said that the engine has changed a lot over the years, and it’s not a matter of simply “importing” the map into BF4.

“It takes as much time to pull a map from BF3 as it does to create one from scratch”, said DICE’s “Maars_DICELA” on the CTE subreddit. “The engine changes a lot over the years, old assets don’t work the same on the new tech”.

He added that it would take 6-8 weeks to port a BF3 map to BF4, and that doesn’t include bug testing.

Right now there are two new Battlefield 4 maps in the pipeline: Operation Outbreak, which will be coming with the Fall patch later this moth, and a remake of the BF2 map Dragon Valley, scheduled to be released in the Holiday Patch later this year.

With those two maps, the total number of Battlefield 4 maps will be 33 — including the night version of Zavod 311, called Zavod Graveyard Shift.

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4 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. UofAZCats
    October 20th, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I can understand that the “coding” (not sure the correct term) of the map taking as long as a new map. However I would think you wouldn’t need much/any play testing as that would have already occurred under BF3. Just seems pretty straightforward to me. I certainly the BF3 maps that were re-issued but they didn’t need to change them in my opinion. I liked them as they were originally and certainly would love to play the BF3 maps without having to grab the PS3 out of my boys room to play BF3.

  2. Strikke66
    October 20th, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    To bad. Bud understand it.
    What about the nightmap of shiege of shanghai?
    There did alot on that, also on golmund railway nightmap?
    Will those maps also released?
    Or else its waste off time in cte on those maps.

  3. Kittau
    October 20th, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I figured it would take longer to make a map from scratch, considering the time it takes to come up with a fresh idea, then balance it and make it look pretty. Remaking old maps already have everything figured out. So with that said, they need to make some Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 2 favorites.

  4. hazeslash
    May 22nd, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Second assault *cough* *cough*

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